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ELAP Visiting Graduate Students win Dissertation Prizes

Dr. Gabriel Martínez Carmona and Dr. Marcela Mijares Lara, both of whom were visiting graduate students in the History Department at UCalgary supervised by Dr. Amelia Kiddle as Ph.D. candidates at El Colegio de México with scholarships from the Emerging Leaders of the Americas Program (ELAP) from the Government of Canada, have been awarded prizes in Mexico for their doctoral dissertations.  In a ceremony held this month at the Instituto Nacional de Estudios Históricos de las Revoluciones de México (INEHRM, National Institute of Historical Studies of the Revolutions of Mexico), Mijares received Honourable Mention for the Salvador Azuela Prize for an historical investigation on the Mexican Revolution for her dissertation “Cárdenas after Cárdenas: A political history of contemporary Mexico (1940-1970) .”  Martínez won the Berta Ulloa Prize for an investigation on the diplomatic history of Mexico for his dissertation, “Finance and Politics in an Era of Crisis: Mackintosh and the conversion of the external debt, 1824-1852.”  Martínez was also awarded the prestigious Francisco Clavijero Prize in history or ethnohistory by the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH, National Institute of Anthropology and History). Congratulations to Marcela and Gabriel – we are so glad that the work you did while you were here has been so well recognized!